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Open Media Vault – Installation « Kentish This guide was created for my friend who was new to setting up a server and configuring Open Media Vault, Sickbeard and SABNzb etc. Basically he had been round to my house and said how did you do all those cool things with XBMC and several beers later I offered to so him how and thought that this might help some others as well! Over the years and it’s been a few. For help and support I’ve used the excellent forums at XBMC and Ubuntu along the way. The guide is my own work but the knowledge in it has been taken mostly from forum posts. So thank you to those communities.
A FreeBSD 10 Desktop How-to » Cooltrainer.org FreeBSD is a fast, secure, modern Unix-like operating system with a fantastic community, great documentation, and powerful technologies like ZFS and LLVM. It’s my operating system of choice for everything from my beefy i7-2600k desktop to my home router to my ARM plug computer jukebox. Though famed for its uptime in the datacenter the same OS is just as suited to desktop or laptop computing with a little work. Why use FreeBSD? Maybe I’m just getting old, but it’s nice to use an operating system that didn’t spawn a billion-dollar anti-malware industry through frequent security failings, where you can choose the interface you like and reasonably expect it to stay that way instead of being forced into the design fad du jour, where you don’t have to argue about the init system being replaced two times in the same decade, and whose key organizations don’t collectively kowtow to Microsoft when convenient.
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Build your own NAS Following on from my last post where I mentioned this fantastically simple software for creating your own NAS (ideal for BackupAssist‘s Rsync feature), in this post I’m going to take things a step further and outline how to go about setting it up. Getting started After installing OpenMediaVault (OMV) you’re able to log into the main Web interface to start configuring your storage space and services. Before you go any further I highly recommend you change the default Web admin password from ‘openmediavault’ to something a little more secure, and you can do this under the General settings tab. Allocating your disks and storage space
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